Khunjerab Pass Update: The Khunjerab has opened on 21st May 2021, the weather is sunny and ideal for tourists. It is the highest international border in the world. Its height is 15,528ft, it is located on the Karakorum mountains, on the northern border of Pakistan, and on the southwest border of China. The pass has important value for both countries for trade purposes. It does get affected due to heavy snow, however, the authorities do their best to make it clear after the weather gets clear.
Khunjerab Pass Map
Khunjerab is situated in district Hunza, Gilgit. The last known town is Sost, if you’re traveling to Khunjerab then you better have some eatables with you. It is around 770 km from the capital city, Islamabad, and 170 km from Hunza valley. Here is Khunjerab Pass Map:
The Pak China Border – Khunjerab Top Opened
As Khunjerab Pass is located at 15,397 ft above sea level, it remains open the whole year. However, it also receives heavy snow during winters, the road gets blocked. As it is an important route for the trade between Pakistan and China, whenever it snows, the authorities do their best to clear out the road. In summer there is no problem getting to the Khujerab pass top.
Khunjerab National Park
Khujerab National park is located in Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan. It is the third-largest park in Pakistan. The park is famous for snow leopards, Siberian ibex, Himalayan brown bear, Red fox, yak, Marco Polo sheep, marmots, Eurasian Lynx, and many more.
Khunjerab Pass Road Update:
8th August 2021: Currently, the Pass is closed from the Sost check post due to Covid 19. However, the snow has melted from Khunjerab road, and it is good to go for the tourists. Also, there has been little land sliding on the third tunnel as well. The road is one of the majestic roads in the world, also known as the silk road. Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, it was established during Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130 BCE-1453 CE. The road is usually blocked due to heavy snow in winters, however, it gets cleared as soon as authorities possibly can.
The distance from Khunjerab pass to Islamabad is 740 km via road. It takes approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes drive from Islamabad to the Pass. Moreover, the distance from Islamabad to Gilgit via flight is 29 km, then from Gilgit city to Khunjerab pass via road distance is 210 km (4 hours, 30 minutes).
Here is how it looks in winters:
Khunjerab Pass Weather Update:
The weather at Khunjerab is quite sunny nowadays. The peaks are still covered with snow, however, the road is clear as the snow from the road has melted. The weather at Khunjerab gets cloudy after a couple of days during summer. Moreover, it will start receiving heavy snowfall from November 2021 to June 2022.
Khunjerab Top Latest Pictures:
Here are the latest pictures of Khunjerab top.: